This year our theme for our Lenten worship will focus upon the journey, but perhaps not in the way we usually walk it. Our overall theme will be “Return from Exile: A Lenten Journey.” All journeys must have a starting point; and in the preaching and teaching this Lenten season, we will consider our starting point a land of exile. The land of exile from which we begin our journey is the wilderness of sin and death. Adam and Eve sinned, and we have inherited from them not only the sin itself, but also the result of that sin—separation from our Lord and God. From the first sin in the first garden, we have been exiled into the wilderness where we have wandered without any ability to find our way out.
This is the beginning of our journey: exile. But every journey also has a destination, an ending point. Our return from exile brings us into the promised land. Our relationship with our God is restored by Christ’s sacrifice. Our destination, then, is the perfect place, the new garden, the courts of heaven—the ultimate destination which was established for us by His death and resurrection. There is great joy in the journey as we see where our returning brings us; but there is also a somber attitude when we consider what Christ faced on account of our sin.
Below is the list of worship services for Lent and Holy Week. Please join us for the Lenten journey where the destination we celebrate as Easter people, saved by our faith in Christ because of what He did on the cross for each one us!
- Mid-Week Lenten Services, Wednesdays, February 21st – March 21st, at 1 pm
- Mid-Week Lenten Devotions, Wednesdays, February 21st – March 21st, at 7 pm
- Palm Sunday, March 25th, Worship Service with Holy Communion at 9 am
- Maundy Thursday, March 29th, Worship Service with Holy Communion at 1 pm and 7 pm
- Good Friday, March 30th, Tenebrae Worship Service at 7 pm
- Easter Sunday, April 1st, Worship Services at 8 am and 10:45 am with Holy Communion